Back in May Chinese developer Omnigames launched a Kickstarter for its upcoming virtual reality (VR) combat title Age of Heroes. The funding campaign was unsuccessful, failing to reach its $10,000 USD but that didn’t stop the studio and today the videogame has launched on Steam for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.
Omnigames, is a Vive X portfolio company and Age of Heroes is the first VR project from the developer. While Age of Heroes can be played single-player, it’s main focus is on co-op multiplayer combat where you’ll be facing of against all sorts of bosses and their minions.
Depending on what you prefer, Age of Heroes has four classes to choose from: mage, warlock, archer, and priest, each with their own particular traits, so the archer is your ranged character, mage and warlock wield magic and priest is the support. A fifth will also be added, the warrior, sometime after launch.
Age of Heroes currently includes three dungeons: The Stronghold, the Hall of Death and the Fort of Horror. Each dungeon has different obstacles and layout, with a lengthy multi-stage boss fight to contend with. Fort of Horror, for example, has two bosses at once that swap out with one another, and the order you kill them affects the outcome of the battle.
“We all love games with dungeons and raids, and always dream of actually wandering in those dungeons and fighting evil for real,” says Aolin Xu, founder of Omnigames in a statement. “We see VR as a chance to make that dream a reality, and that’s why we made Age of Heroes.”
The studio is considering adding a player-versus-player (PvP) system that would feature 5v5 battles to mix up the gameplay mechanics.
Age of Heroes is available on Steam for the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift for $29.99 USD/£22.99 GBP. Omnigames plans on adding compatibility for PlayStation VR at a later date.
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